Use keyboard shortcuts with an external keyboard in Word Mobile for Windows 10

Using an external keyboard with Word Mobile allows you to use the familiar keyboard shortcuts. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Word Mobile on Windows.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • Commands that require you to press and release multiple keys together are indicated with a plus sign (+). Commands that require you to press multiple keys in order are indicated by a comma sign (,).

Editing and formatting the document

To

Press

Undo the last action

CONTROL + Z

Repeat the last action

CONTROL + Y

Cut the selected content (and copy to the Clipboard)

CONTROL + X

Copy the selected content to the Clipboard

CONTROL + C

Paste copied or cut content

CONTROL + V

Duplicate shapes and images

CONTROL + D

Select all

CONTROL + A

Bold selected content

CONTROL + B

Italicize selected content

CONTROL + I

Underline selected content

CONTROL + U

Indent

CONTROL + M

Justify

CONTROL + J

Align left

CONTROL + L

Open

CONTROL + O

Align right

CONTROL + R

Center

CONTROL + E

Save or sync

CONTROL + S

Delete

DELETE

Copy formatting

CONTROL + SHIFT + C

Select text

SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW or SHIFT + UP/DOWN ARROW

Cycle through floating shapes, such as text boxes or images.

Ctrl+Alt+5, and then the Tab key repeatedly

Exit the floating shape navigation and return to the normal navigation.

Esc

See also

Learn how to navigate Word using accessible features

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Word

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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